Tsatsoulis Dimitris

Dimitris Tsatsoulis is Professor of Theatre Semiotics and Performance Theory - Department of Theatre Studies, University of Patras.

He studied at the Panteion University, the University of Athens, Université de Droit, d'Économie et de Sciences Sociales de Paris (Paris II), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales de Paris et Université Paris X - Nanterre, Institut Universitaire de Luxenbourg.

PhD in Semiotics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Athens.

Theatre critic at the oldest (1927) Greek literary magazine, Nea Estia  (1999-2012) and the newspapers  Imerisia and Eleftherotypia. He regularly wrote critical essays on theatre for the newspaper Sunday Eleftherotypia (2008-2011) and other newspapers or magazines. Actually, he also collaborates with e-newspaper Imerodromos.

He has given many lectures and participated in conferences presenting over 70 papers. He has written more than 500 reviews on theatre performances and more than 1000 book reviews.

He has published over 140 articles in the fields of the Theory of Theatre, Semiotics and Sociology of Performance, Modern and Postmodern Greek and European Drama, Intercultural Theatre, the Reception of Ancient Greek theatre, the Semantics of Possible Worlds and the Theory of Photography in Greek, English, French, Italian, Polish, Serbo-Croatian.

Member or President of Committees of Ministry of Culture for Theatre (2006-7, 2011-13) or Literature Prices (2001-3).

He organized the «Meeting of Young Artists for the Ancient Greek Drama» at the European Cultural Center of Delphi (2007-2009).

He has collaborated as a script writer in literary productions at the State Television and as a producer, dramaturge, director and translator in theatrical productions.

He has been the editor of 32 books with plays by modern Greek playwrights (G. Maniotis, A. Sevastakis, A. Staikos, J. Hryssoulis, P. Tacopoulos) and of theory of theatre (1999-2006). Editor of the book From Attic Drama to Modern Theatre. Essays on Reception and Intertextuality (2008). 

Contact: dimi.tsatsoulis@gmail.com

Among his twelve books:

  • Semiotic Approaches of the Theatrical Phenomenon (1997, 1999),
  • The Adventure of Narration. Essays on Narrativity on Greek and Foreign Literature (1999, 2002),
  • Noiseless. Critics on Greek Roman (2001), 
  • Ibsen's Intertexts in the Dramatic Writing of Iakovos Kambanellis (2004),
  • Signs of Writing-Codes of Stage (2007), all in Greek.  
  • Conversing Images. Photography and Surrealist Aesthetics on the Stage Writing of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (2011, in both Greek and English).
  • The Language of Image (2000, 2015).

 

He has been the editor of 32 books with plays by modern Greek playwrights (G. Maniotis, A. Sevastakis, A. Staikos, J. Hryssoulis, P. Tacopoulos) and of theory of theatre (1999-2006). Editor of the book From Attic Drama to Modern Theatre. Essays on Reception and Intertextuality (2008).